Film festival delivered ‘powerful messages’ for climate action

Depot film screening Nov 21

A Cabinet councillor at Lewes District Council has hailed the success of the recent Climate Action! Festival at the Lewes Depot cinema.

The festival was organised to provide a local focus on the climate emergency and coincided with the COP26 summit.

Councillor Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, was closely involved in organising the film event and was delighted with the response by film makers and audiences that packed into the Depot.

He said: “First and foremost, I want to thank the huge cast of people who made this wonderful event a reality, their creative brilliance and energy was incredible.  Their vision, translated through the medium of film, projected really powerful messages about the need for climate action.

“The students and staff at the Brighton Screen and Film School, Seaford Environmental Alliance, Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Environment Agency, the Lewes Climate Hub and all those at Lewes Depot deserve special mention and my grateful thanks.”

For anyone who missed the film festival, all the films shown can now be watched by visiting:

Lewes District Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy - Right Here, Right Now COP26